Friday April 18th 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Ehud Barak’

PA Security Forces Kill Jew Near Joseph’s Tomb

PA Security Forces Kill Jew Near Joseph’s Tomb

by Sagit Levi Palestinian Authority security forces opened fire on a group of Israelis early Sunday morning after the group finished prayers at Joseph's Tomb (Kever Yosef) in the ancient city of Shchem in Israel's Samaria region. The American-trained PA militia killed one Israeli and wounded four others in the attack. The murder victim [...]

WikiLeaks Exposes MK Herzog’s Bigotry

WikiLeaks Exposes MK Herzog’s Bigotry

by Sagit Levi According to a WikiLeaks cable released on Wednesday, Member of Knesset Yitzhak Herzog (Labor) called fellow Labor lawmaker and then-party head Amir Peretz an "inexperienced and aggressive Moroccan." The discriminatory remarks were allegedly make during a January 2006 meeting with United States diplomats. MK Herzog also told [...]

Rocket Attacks Continue in Israel’s South

Rocket Attacks Continue in Israel’s South

by Eitam Abadi Thousands of residents of southern Israel spent the weekend in bomb shelters, as militants from the Hamas-controlled Gaza region continued firing rockets at Israeli targets in the Negev. Since Thursday, Gaza militants have fired over 100 mortar shells and Kassam rockets at Israeli targets, with fifty fired since early [...]

Lawmakers Push for Itamar Development

Lawmakers Push for Itamar Development

by Naama Ben-Yaakov 45 members of Knesset from across the political spectrum have approached Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) and Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Atzmaut) with demands that they quickly approve a plan to develop the Jewish village of Itamar in Israel's northern Samaria region. Itamar was initially developed with [...]

Gates Arrives in Israel to Renew US Pressure

Gates Arrives in Israel to Renew US Pressure

by Naama Ben-Yaakov American Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived in Israel Thursday morning in the wake of a deadly bombing that could complicate his planned efforts to press Israeli leaders to surrender the Samaria and Judea regions to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. Gates, who called the Jerusalem bombing "a horrific [...]

Barak Pushing for Immediate Concessions

Barak Pushing for Immediate Concessions

by Avi Yellin Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Atzmaut) told Israel Radio Monday morning that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) cannot wait until his visit to Washington at the end of May to reveal his expected proposal for territorial concessions to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. "The end of May is much too late," Barak said, [...]

Netanyahu Surrendering to Western Demands

Netanyahu Surrendering to Western Demands

by Eitam Abadi Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) is reportedly planning to travel to Washington this May in order to unveil a new plan to facilitate the surrender of Israel's heartland to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. Netanyahu's envoy Yitzhak Molcho is meanwhile expected to ask representatives of the Middle East Quartet [...]

Soldier Sentenced to Prison After Losing Home in Havat Gilad Raid

Soldier Sentenced to Prison After Losing Home in Havat Gilad Raid

by Sagit Levi Shimon Weizman, a Havat Gilad villager currently serving in the IDF's elite Kfir Brigade, was reportedly sentenced on Wednesday to 30 days in prison for announcing that he would not return to his unit so that he can instead rebuild his family's home which was destroyed Monday morning during the violent police raid that left [...]

Legislation to Protect Endangered Communities

Legislation to Protect Endangered Communities

by Sagit Levi The Ministerial Committee for Legislation is set on Sunday to debate a bill that would apply Israeli law to Jewish cities, towns and villages throughout the Judea and Samaria region. The success of such a bill would also make it difficult, if not impossible, to impose a ban on construction in these communities, which currently [...]

Edelstein Calls for Barak to Authorize Building

Edelstein Calls for Barak to Authorize Building

by Avi Yellin Minister of Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein (Likud) is expected to request on Sunday that the government order Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Independence) to authorize new construction in major Jewish cities and towns throughout Israel's Judea and Samaria regions. Edelstein told journalists on Thursday that if Barak refuses to [...]

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